I wished to be participated

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I wished to be participated

This curious locution calls attention to itself, and it would seem purposefully so, as being distinctively Miltonic. It is a verb used by Adam in Paradise Lost when pleading with God to create a second being with whom he can share his existence:      

Of fellowship I speak
Such as I seek, fit to participate
All rational delight: wherein the brute
Cannot be human consort. (VIII.389-92)